Five Design Quotes to Start Your Day Creatively (Part Three)

Creativity is all around us, as long as you have the eyes and patience to find and realize it. To help, here are five design quotes to help jumpstart your creative brains.

“Good Design is obvious. Great design is transparent”
Joe Sparano

Joe Sparano is an American graphic designer and teacher. Often great design goes unnoticed in the world because of how effective it is.

“The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the process to tidy up the mess, as opposed to understanding it’s a ‘day one’ issue and a part of everything.”
Tom Peterson

This quote is relevant because it brings to the forefront that design needs to serve a purpose. It’s not there to look pretty or be an afterthought. Design is there to serve an everyday essential need.

“Technology over design produces emotionless design.”
Daniel Mall

A creative director, advisor and musician, Daniel Mall’s quote shows that technology cannot surpass design technique. Yes, technology is relevant, but overreliance on technology over technique losses that human connection. In fact, it is technique that gives design its meaning.

“Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance.”
John Franklin

This quote highlights the important use of simplicity, and if executed properly, can even add greater visual elegant appeal to the overall artwork.

“Design is intelligence made visual.”
Alina Wheeler

This quote is significant as it connects design as the physical manifestation of creativity and intellect. Design becomes a way to touch and interact with creativity.

With these quotes hopefully you will be able to jumpstart your creative energies and input them into your designs. It’s important to find small design quotes like these for daily inspiration.

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